Beckman boys’ basketball coach Michael Molony used the word pretty to describe some of the play of his team’s season, adding “You don’t often use the word a lot in sports, but watching us move the basketball with the pass or dribble this season was pretty.”

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The Western Dubuque boys’ basketball team continues to learn how to play in one of the best and deepest conferences in the state of Iowa. In just their second year in the Mississippi Valley Conference, the Bobcats were 4-11 in the conference and were one of six teams that had four wins or le…

With just one senior on Maquoketa Valley’s boys’ basketball team for the 2019-20 season, the squad looks to be in a good place for next year.

Beckman’s girls’ basketball team completed its 2019-20 season with a record, not unlike many (six of nine) of the past seasons, 9-14.

A fairly young Maquoketa Valley girls’s basketball team battled through multiple injuries and tough challenges and finished off a great 2019-20 season.

Playing in the mostly Class 5A Mississippi Valley Conference is a solid preparation for postseason play. Western Dubuque’s girls’ basketball team, after winning two of four to end the regular season, carried its late-season momentum into a Class 4A, Region 4 quarterfinal matchup with Clinton…


Drake University has postponed the 2020 Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom along with related special events and programs, including the Drake Road Races and Grand Blue Mile, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 111th edition of the event was scheduled for April 22-25 at Drake…

Beckman senior Tom Jaeger signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at St. Ambrose University in Davenport in a ceremony, March 12, at the school.

Two members of the Maquoketa Valley girls’ basketball team were named to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association’s all-state list recently. Ella Imler made the first team and Taya Tucker the third.

Over 75 high school boys track teams participated in the 2020 AD Dickinson Relays at the UNI-Dome, in Cedar Falls, March 10.

A field of around 369 bowlers will be taking part in the 2020 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Masters. Many believe this to be the second biggest tournament in the world. One of those competitors is the best bowler in Western Dubuque High School history, Bryce Barrett.

Audrey Biermann’s fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash highlighted Western Dubuque’s showing at the 2020 AD Dickinson Relays at the University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, March 9.

A year that saw the Western Dubuque girls’ bowling team break several school records came to an end at its state-qualifying meet, Feb. 18. The Bobcats were in the top 10 as team average goes in the state with a 2,673.3, but narrowly missed snagging an at large bid to go to the State Tournament.

Another state tournament appearance was in the cards for the Western Dubuque boys’ bowling team during its 2019-20 season. The Bobcats made it there on the back of the sixth highest meet average in Class 2A with a 2,946.1, fourth best baker game 194.5 average and eighth highest individual ga…

Long time Beckman boys’ basketball coach Dan Correy will join the select group of coaches in the Iowa Basketball Hall of Fame in ceremonies March 13 at the Boys’ State Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Three members of the Beckman boys’ track and field team took first place in their individual events at the season-opening Hempstead Indoor track meet at the University of Dubuque, March 6.

Beckman’s girls track and field team opened the season at the Dubuque Senior Indoor Meet, March 5, at the University of Dubuque.

The Western Dubuque boys’ track and field team opened its season with a second-place finish at the University of Dubuque Early Bird Co-Ed, March 5.

Western Dubuque’s girls’ track and field team opened the indoor portion of its 2020 track schedule with a pair of meets on A.Y. McDonald Track at the University of Dubuque, participating in the UD Early Bird Co-Ed, March 3, and the Dubuque Senior Women’s Indoor, March 5.

Western Dubuque’s girls’ bowling team was well represented on the Mississippi Valley Conference’s Mississippi Division team. Kirsten Butcher and Sara Horsfield were both first-team honorees. Rylie Bergfeld and Olivia Neyen received second-team recognition, while Grace Kramer and Sam Neuses w…

Three members of Beckman’s girls’ basketball team earned all-conference recognition in the WaMaC East. Kennedy Arens garnered second-team attention, while both Lauren Osterhaus and Paige McDermott received WaMaC recognition. The complete list follows.

Western Dubuque had three members of its girls’ basketball team earn honors from the Mississippi Valley Conference in the Mississippi Division. Jenna Fielder was named to the second team, while Emma Gile and Madison Maahs were honorable mention. The complete list follows.

After guiding Maquoketa Valley to another successful Tri-Rivers Conference campaign where the Wildcats tied for second with Springville in the West Division, coach Scot Moenck was named the TRC West’s Co-Coach of the Year, along with North Linn’s Brian Wheatley. MV’s Taya Tucker and Ella Iml…

A first-ever tournament championship and a state place-winner highlighted the season for the Beckman wrestling team. The team also placed second at its sectional qualifier, earning a second straight trip to the regional duals.

When walking around the campus of Western Dubuque High School between November and February, it is clear to see that this school takes its wrestlers and wrestling program seriously.

Throughout the 2019-20 season, the Maquoketa Valley wrestlers experienced many different ups and downs, but the team always put in the work they knew they needed.

Three Wildcats were recently named to the Tri-Rivers Conference West Division team. Maquoketa Valley’s Andrew Holtz and Avery Holtz were second-team honorees, while A.J. Ambundo was honorable mention. The complete team follows.

Students from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics excelled at the USTA Power Tumbling meet in Webster City, Feb. 23. There were 20 teams entered with around 300 athletes competing throughout the day.

After a stellar senior season, Beckman’s Michael Keegan was named the WaMaC East Player of the Year by the coaches of the conference. Additionally, he was a first-team honoree. Luke Goedken was named to the second team, while Mason White and Tom Jaeger earned WaMaC recognition. The complete …

A trio of Western Dubuque boys’ basketball players were recently honored by the coaches of the Mississippi Valley Conference with inclusion on the Mississippi Division team. Dylan Johnson earned a spot on the second team. Garret Baumhover and Payton Quagliano were honorable mention. The comp…

Six members of Western Dubuque’s boys’ bowling team were recently honored by the coaches of the Mississippi Valley Conference with inclusion on the Mississippi Division team. Jacob Butcher, Nathan Kramer, Nathan Vaske and David Roth were all second-team honorees. Alec Nadermann and Ben Heibe…

Monticello’s Justin Recker led his team in scoring (17), Feb. 29, against Beckman in sub-state final action in Manchester, but it was his defensive move in the last seconds that sealed the deal for the Panthers.

Their signature first quarter scoring blitz came back and gave the Beckman boys a 20-10 lead by its end, on the way to a 65-36 dousing of Crestwood at Elkader, Feb. 25, in Class 2A district final action.

The Western Dubuque boys’ basketball team was outscored by Linn-Mar, 41-30, in the second half of their opening round substate game. That spelled the end of the season for the Bobcats, from Class 4A tournament play when the Lions beat them, 67-59, in Marion, Feb. 24.

For the third time in four years, the Western Dubuque boys’ bowling team found itself at the Class 2A State Tournament, Feb. 25, at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo. The team shot over 200 pins above their season average with a 3,199, but missed the podium. They didn’t come back empty handed as se…

Four wrestlers from Western Dubuque earned their way to the Wells Fargo Arena, but only Sawyer Nauman and Jonathan Savolt came back with any hardware after battling in the Class 3A State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines, Feb. 20-22.

Beckman’s Evan Wulfekuhle claimed fifth place at the Class 1A State Wrestling Tournament, Feb. 22, with a win by technical fall over Nick Haynes, (No. 8, 37-5) of Missouri Valley, (17-2, 4:53).

Every team starts with a clean slate in the post-season. The Western Dubuque girls’ basketball team is now 1-0 after slaying the Clinton River Queens Feb. 19 at home, 64-46. The win is their seventh of this year’s challenging season.

Western Dubuque’s girls’ basketball team ran into a scoring buzz-saw, Feb. 22, at Center Point-Urbana when the Stormin’ Pointers earned a 69-30 regional semifinal win. The win sends the Pointers (20-2) to the regional final Feb. 25 against Central DeWitt (18-3), winners the same night over M…

The Western Dubuque girls’ bowling team’s season came to an end Feb. 18 when the Bobcats failed to qualify for the Class 1A State Bowling Tournament.

Five straight turnovers in the first four minutes by Alburnett signaled the beginning of the end as the Beckman girls’ basketball team rolled to a 55-36 win in the opening round of Class 2A basketball, Feb. 18, at Beckman.

With a 14-0 scoring blitz to begin their game Feb. 21, the Cascade girls went on to defeat Beckman, 71-46, and keep moving in their quest to return to the Class 2A Girls State Basketball Tournament.

It didn’t take long for the Beckman boys to gain control of their Class 2A District 7 semifinal game with North Fayette Valley, Feb. 21, once things got rolling.

The Western Dubuque boys’ basketball team continues to show the fight needed to play in the Mississippi Valley Conference, but they are still coming up on the short side of the scoreboard. They lost two more tough battles with ranked teams with a 58-44 loss on the road to Waterloo West, Feb.…

After a long and successful season, Maquoketa Valley’s girls’ basketball team faced off against Denver, Feb. 18, at home in the class 1A regional game and were defeated by the Cyclones, 39-31.